DYE, Lahoma H. (Humble)

Friday, April 26, 2013


Memorial for Lahoma Humble Bard Dye, 98, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley Chapel, southwest of Lawton with the Rev. Royce Littrell officiating. Mrs. Dye passed into His heavenly presence Friday, April 12, 2013, in Lawton. Private burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home, Frederick. Private burial will be held prior to the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick. Lahoma Humble Bard Dye lived a long, full, and rewarding life.


She passed into his heavenly presence at 7:30 p.m. on April 12, 2013, in Lawton. She was born in 1915 on her parents' farm in eastern Tillman County, the oldest of eight children of Elmore William and Lacy Maude Humble. Lahoma married J.W. “Toots” Bard April 2, 1939, the same day as both of their birthdays. J.W. passed away Feb. 8, 1976. After graduating from Chattanooga High School in 1932, she attended Cameron Junior College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.


Upon receiving her teaching certificate she taught grades first through eighth grade in one-room schools in Tillman County. She taught two years at Union Home and two years at East Jack Creek. After raising her two children, she went back to college at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha to receive a Bachelor of Science in 1966.


She returned to the classroom at Taft Elementary School in Lawton and taught the sixth grade for 14 years. One of her prized possessions was a quilt made by her fellow teachers and colleagues at Taft. She loved her school kids. The naughty ones got scoldings and spankings. The good ones got praise and encouragement. They all got good teaching. On May 1, 1993 she married Alfred William Dye of London, England. They lived on the family farm, southwest of Lawton, until he passed away August 2004.


She was active in a number of church, community, and volunteer organizations. She was an original member of the Memorial Hospital volunteer program where she served 19 years. She was president of the Phi Delta Kappa, a professional educators association, and the W.S.C.S. of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. Lahoma was known for her cooking and needlework. Yummy rolls, cinnamon and sweet; pies, apple, cherry, and chocolate and lots of other good things came from her oven. Over the years the local pastors enjoyed her Sunday noonday fried chicken. Her crocheting needles made lots of pretty, colored booties and afghans. Survivors include a sister, Elene Kinder, Frederick; a daughter, Kay Roach; a son-inlaw, Jimmy, Lawton; a son, Ray Bard, Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Vallie, twins Elzie and Elene, Jewel, Gale, Merle and Greta. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Wesley Chapel Methodist Memorial Fund. An online guest book is available at www.jacksonfuneral.net.